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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:53 AM MDT on August 01, 2014

Expires 10:00 AM EDT on August 03, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of nm and TX... including the following areas... in
nm... central Tularosa basin... east slopes Sacramento Mountains
below 7500 feet... eastern Black Range foothills... lowlands of
the bootheel... northern Dona Ana County... Otero Mesa...
Sacramento Mountains above 7500 feet... Sierra County lakes...
southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley... southern Gila
foothills/Mimbres valley... southern Gila Highlands/Black
Range... southern Tularosa basin... southwest desert/lower Gila
River valley... southwest desert/Mimbres basin... uplands of the
bootheel... upper Gila River valley and west slopes Sacramento
Mountains below 7500 feet. In TX... eastern/central El Paso
County... northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains... Rio
Grande Valley of eastern El Paso/western Hudspeth counties...
Rio Grande Valley of eastern Hudspeth County... Salt Basin...
southern Hudspeth Highlands and western El Paso County.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread areas of rainfall of 1 to 3 inches... with a few
areas possibly totaling 4-5 inches... through Sunday morning.

* Normally dry arroyos and streams could be quickly filled with
fast moving water... mud and debris. Low water crossing
roadways could become impassable. Flooding of poorly drained
streets and intersections is possible for urban areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




Special Statement

Statement as of 4:19 PM MDT on August 01, 2014

Expires 7:15 PM EDT on August 01, 2014


... Strong thunderstorms threatening northeastern Dona Ana and western
Otero counties through 515 PM MDT...

At 410 PM MDT... National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking
a strong thunderstorm near Alamogordo... moving southwest at 5 mph.

Hail up to one-half inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 50 mph are
expected with this storm... along with heavy rain and frequent
dangerous lightning.

Locations impacted include...
White Sands National Monument...
Tularosa...
Cloudcroft...
Alamogordo...
Silver Lake...
Burro Flats...
Mountain Park...
Sunspot...
La Luz...
Holloman AFB...
Bluff Springs...
Oliver Lee State Park...
Hwy 54 and 70 near Alamogordo

Torrential rain may flood low lying areas such as ditches and
underpasses. Do not drive your vehicle on a flooded roadway.
.5 to 1.0 inch of rain could fall in a short period of time


Lat... Lon 3228 10584 3264 10655 3324 10607 3300 10556
time... Mot... loc 2217z 048deg 6kt 3291 10597



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